Last week I had the distinct pleasure of joining two very special people to me — His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, and Professor Pekka Himanen, one of the top philosophers in the world today, of Finland, for Dignity Day, Helsinki, Finland with area youth in a local high school. Memorable, and a rare opportunity to experience all the co-founders in one place, at one time.
I was particularly moved by Crown Prince Haakon’s presentation, as he truly showed his humility, compassion, intelligence and intense and personal knowledge on the topics he covered. This is personal to him, and sincere, and it shows. I called him "the people’s Prince," but the Finish did one better in a headline in a local newspaper, calling him, loosely translated, "the cool Prince." Enough said.
The presentation starts out with Pekka framing the day and what Global Dignity is all about, some of it done in the native language, then the Crown Prince, then me, followed by some Q & A. Sound quality is generally good, but keep in mind that I was miked but my co-founders were not.
Listen, enjoy, and let me know what you think. Download dignity_day_helsinki_finland_11_.m4a. You can also podcast this and other speeches and events to your iPod, simply by signing up at iTunes for a free podcast subscription. Hope you like it.
Onward with HOPE,
John Hope Bryant